U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a muted open for a second consecutive session despite a jump in U.S. consumer spending seen Monday that propelled U.S. shares to a record high. The S&P 500 topped its intraday record of 2,940.91 set on Sept. 21 with a session high of 2,949.52. Investor jitters have calmed since the beginning of the year as the U.S. Federal Reserve turned dovish. Traders will see the next stage in that process today as the central bank begins its next two-day meeting. Source: Seeking Alpha
In Asia, Japan closed. Hong Kong -0.7%. China +0.5%. India -0.1%.
In Europe, at midday, London -0.2%. Paris -0.2%. Frankfurt flat.
Futures at 6:20, Dow flat. S&P flat. Nasdaq flat. Crude +1.3% to $64.35. Gold +0.4% to $1286.90. Bitcoin +1.1% to $5199.
Ten-year Treasury Yield flat at 2.53%
FOMC meeting begins
8:30Employment Cost Index
8:55Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:00S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index
10:00Pending Home Sales
3:00 PMFarm Prices
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price tested Cycle Day 1 Low (2937.75) during overnight trade and has bounced back currently trading near prior settlement (2943.25). Should price continue to hold firm above CD1 Low, then this current cycle’s rally can develop ahead of Fed’s Policy Announcement tomorrow.
CD2 Range High = 2958.50 CD2 Range Low = 2920.00 CD2 Range Avg = 26.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 2943.25, THEN initial upside potential targets 2948 – 2953 zone. Conversion of this zone to support further projects 2960.50 – 2973.75 CD2 Penetration Range Zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 2943.25, THEN initial downside objective targets retest of 2937.75 CD1 Low. Lower CD2 Violation Range Zone projects 2925.50 – 2923.50 zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) June 2019 (M) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Today is Cycle Day 2 (CD2)…Price tested Cycle Day 1 Low (7779.00) during overnight trade and has bounced back currently trading near prior settlement (7806.75). Should price continue to hold firm above CD1 Low, then this current cycle’s rally can develop ahead of Fed’s Policy Announcement tomorrow.
CD2 Range High = 7864.50 CD2 Range Low = 7753.00 CD2 Range Avg = 85.50
Scenario 1: IF Bulls hold bid above 7806.75, THEN initial upside potential targets 7817.25 – 7824.25 3 Day Central Pivot Zone.
Scenario 2: IF Bears hold offer below 7806.75, THEN initial downside objective targets 7779.00 – 7771.50 CD1 Low Violation Zone.
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) June 2019 (M) Contract
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